Education Sessions

10:15 a.m. EDT

Modeling Inclusive and Compassionate Leadership
We all like to be included. Think back to the first day of high school when you walked into the cafeteria. Your heart may have fluttered wondering where you were going to sit and who you were going to eat with at the time. If we are honest, we still look for opportunities to be included as adult educators. In this session, Dr. Sircy will offer strategies for school administrators to use in order to ensure they are intentionally modeling inclusion through compassionate and curious leadership.
Presented by: Michelle Sircy, Ed.D., KY Dept. of Education
Room: Crowne BC

Leadershift: The Principal's Guide to Leading School Change

As we continue to reimagine school's post-pandemic, it's time to take a different approach to leadership to embrace a student-centered model built around deeper learning and a real-world application of skills. In this session, participants will learn the principles of leading deep change in schools and will develop their own leadership plan for success.
Presented by: Greg Goins, Ed.D., Georgetown College
Room: Coronet A

The Stock Market Game (Middle/High School)
Students who engage with the stock market game receive a much better understanding of personal and global economics. Students learn the language of saving and investing, which helps them in the real world with their own savings and checking accounts. Throughout the course of the game, the student can research at their own pace and to their own interests. The simulation allows them to explore the reasons behind the ups and downs of the stock market. Teachers can customize the game to their class, whether they want to use individual or team-based projects. The stock market game includes interdisciplinary teaching and learning activities that extend the general lessons and let the students gain even more depth. The students create a full portfolio in an online securities trading simulation as they grow in confidence.
Presented by: Jim Allen, Baird 
Room: Elliott

11:10 a.m. EDT

Global Game Changers, Social Emotional Program (Elementary School)
Join us to learn about a research-based innovative and FREE pre-K through 5th grade student empowerment program. Free teacher-tested turnkey curriculum that includes professional development and evaluation resources.
Presented by: Heather French Henry and Anne Walker, Global Game Changers.
Room: Elliott

The Ten Simplest Things a Principal Can Do to Avoid Legal Problems
Practical advice that applies to every aspect of the building level administrator.
Presented by: Wayne Young, J.D., KASA
Room: Crowne BC

Surviving and Thriving in Your Leadership Role
This session will assist new principals and assistant principals in managing the first three years in their leadership role. Learn the importance of establishing a mission/vision, how to balance and manage evaluation cycles, serve as the SBDM chair, work with school budgets, and work together as a leadership team. Leave with a toolkit of strategies to implement immediately. Q&A time along with role group networking provided.
Presented by: Billy Edwards, Ed.S. Mayfield Ind., and Rebecca Howell, Ed.D. Ashland Ind.
Room: Coronet A

As Easy as ABCs: How One School Focuses on Academics, Behavior and Culture for Change
When faced with unprecedented challenges, school leaders cannot do the same things they've always done for different results. Our school is one the rise, and we attribute this work to an intentional focus on Academics, Behavior and Culture. Join this session to learn more about practical, research-based strategies such as restorative practices and teacher clarity are helping our middle school close gaps in academics and behavior. We want to equip you with tools that you can use right away in your school to encourage everyone in your building to embrace and contribute to change for continuous improvement.
Presented by: BJ Martin, Fayette Co.
Room: Perry

Register Onsite on October 25 at 8:00 a.m. EDT on the first floor of the Crowne Plaza, Louisville

October 25, 2023
Place: Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Expo Center, 830 Phillips Lane, Louisville
Earlybird rate (until 9/25/23)
$249 - Members
$349 - Nonmembers

After 9/25/23
$299 - Members
$399 - Nonmembers

Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Expo Center, 830 Phillips Lane, Louisville
Room Rate: $120.00 + Tax
Check-in: 3 p.m. 
Check-out: 11 a.m.
Book your lodging by October 10, 2023 click here to book online


Cancellation Policy
Cancellations will be accepted through October 3, 2023 but must be submitted in writing via email (, fax (502) 875-4631, or mail to 87 C. Michael Davenport Blvd., Frankfort, KY 40601.
Refunds will be issued less an administrative fee of $49 to offset the cost of materials purchased on your behalf.
Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations or no-shows after October 3, 2023, due to commitments KASA made to the hotel and other suppliers on your behalf. You are welcome to substitute a school leader in your place, member/nonmember rate will apply.

*Written cancellation or substitution is required to protect both KASA members and staff from the uncertainty and misunderstandings that may occur because of cancellations made by phone during a hectic work period.

For questions regarding your registration, please contact the KASA office (800) 928-5272.

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